While Android smartphone makers seem to be involved in an arms race to see which company can produce the phone with the largest screen, a group of independent developers may have the winning strategy. They plan to release an app soon which will effectively turn a 3G capable iPad into an enormous phone.
The PhoneItiPad will be available from the Cydia store soon, allowing you to make phone calls, send text messages, and initiate FaceTime video calls using a phone number on a jailbroken iPad.
The developers have a good track record of enabling extra features on jailbroken devices. They’ve also released apps that lets you use Apple’s FaceTime video calling service in officially unsupported countries and on officially unsupported devices such as the iPhone 3GS.
There’s no release date or pricing information available for PhoneItiPad yet.